Sunday = Wellington Connection (1/2 day)
01.00 pm Depart Wellington
04.00 pm Arrive Wanganui
One night backpacker accommodation (excluding meals) in Wanganui are included in the price of this sector.
Monday = Desert Diver (1 day)
Wanganui / Bulls - Gravity Canyon - Taihape - Waiouru - Desert Road - Turangi
09.00am Depart Wanganui
10.00am Depart Bulls
05.00pm Arrive Turangi
During this sector you will get the opportunity of frequent stops to photograph awesome scenery including mountainous alpine regions, lush native forests and the barren desert hinterland of the central plateau region. Experience the thrill of a bridge bungy jump, travel an aerial runway (Flying Fox) above a remote river canyon at speeds of 160km per hour. Visit a Rainbow Trout hatchery on the banks of the crystal clear waters of the Tongariro River.
Note: Overnight backpacker accommodation (excluding meals) is included in the price of this sector. Bungy Jump and Flying Fox are optional extras.
Tuesday T = Mountains Exposed (1 day)
Taupo / Turangi - Mangatapopo Track Tongariro Crossing (start) - Whakapapa Ski Field Mount Ruhapehu - SHW 46 Tongariro Crossing (end) - Turangi / Taupo
08.00am Depart Taupo
09.00am Depart Turangi
10.00am Arrive Tongariro Crossing (start)
10.30am Arrive Mount Ruhapehu
05.30pm Depart Mount Ruhapehu
06.00pm Depart - SHW 46 Tongariro Crossing (end)
06.30pm Arrive Turangi
Option One: Attempt the Great New Zealand Walk known as the Tongariro Crossing where you will be able to experience a variety of awe inspiring landscapes - Lush mountain forests, active volcanoes, huge moon like craters, thermal geysers, natural hot pools and panoramic views of the Central Plateau Mountain Ranges.
Option Two: Accompanied by an experienced guide you will be taken on shorter hikes to view the lower mountain spectacular scenery including native forests and pristine waterfalls which are feed from the fresh mountain springs. For those who enjoy the rush of fresh mountain air mount a bike and descend the Mountain road. Included in these hikes will be the opportunity to face heart pumping challenges provided to entertain and add value to your outdoor experiences……….wet wild and wacky!
Note: Overnight backpacker accommodation (excluding meals) guided lower mountain walks and a limited number of mountain bikes are included in the price of this sector.
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